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    I am 55, had Glaucoma since i was 11 , had several operations and now i have cataracts,please advise?

    Can these cataracts be removed without endangering the area that was operated on, I have had tubes inserted via these ops. I am looking to see what my options may be
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  • Glaucoma Australia is the peak glaucoma awareness/education/support association in Australia.It is a national, not-for-profit registered charity dedicated to providing educational services to raise awareness about … View Profile

    Typically a cataract operation should not affect the tubes but postoperative inflammation can occasionally provoke a rise in IOP. Most of the drainage area of tubes is well away from any cataract surgery site. IOP rise is less likely than with trabeculectomy. A general ophthalmologist may be reluctant to perform cataract surgery but anyone with subspecialist training should be able to perform this surgery and is likely to have done commonly.

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